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4-star wide receiver Jalen Hale sets commitment date

Keegan Pope07/15/22
Article written by:On3 imageKeegan Pope


Elite 2023 WR Jalen Hale. (Chad Simmons/On3)

Longview (Texas) wide receiver Jalen Hale is down to three schools — Alabama, Georgia and Texas.

But he told On3’s Chad Simmons on Friday that he already knows which school he will commit to. For now, that decision remains with him, but he plans to go public on Sept. 22.

“We play Lancaster the next day, so to me, it’s a good day to commit and then go play them,” he said Friday at the Under Armour Future 50. “I’ve been knowing for three or four weeks now.”

According to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM), Texas is the heavy favorite to land Hale. The Longhorns received an expert prediction from Senior National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton on Friday, and they currently hold a 93.1 percent chance of securing Hale’s commitment.

Should he ultimately commit to the Longhorns, Hale would join a loaded receiver class in Austin. On3 Consensus No. 32 overall prospect Johntay Cook committed to the ‘Horns late last month, and No. 70 prospect Ryan Niblett is also in the fold. And expected to be throwing to them is the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2023 class, Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Arch Manning.

Jalen Hale Scouting Summary

“Productive receiver for one of the top high school programs in Texas. Excels at the catch point. Was the first freshman to start on varsity back in 2019 for East Texas powerhouse Longview high school since the early 2000’s. Totaled 50 catches for 1,154 yards and 14 touchdowns in his junior season. Does much of his damage out of the slot at Longview. Checks in at 6-foot-0.5, 185 pounds with a 32.5 inch arm. Has natural explosion and ability to go up and high point the football. A starter for the basketball team. Needs some refinement in his route running and sinking at the top of his routes, which should come with collegiate coaching. Has upside to be a difference-maker at the college level, but will need to refine his game.” — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings